JUNK raft

JUNK raft | Sailing to raise awareness about plastic marine debris.

Dr. Marcus on Martha Stewart

JUNKRAFT at Burning Man

JUNKRAFT Sets Sail

Plastic Sushi, Anyone?

 

Watch JUNKRAFT's adventures on land and sea.


Floating an airplane across the Pacific Ocean required 15,000 empty 2-liter plastic bottles. It was a 310 Cessina fuselage to be exact, sitting atop 20 sailboat masts fashioned into a square deck. The bottles were stuffed into 30ft. long pontoons made from old fishing nets. The JUNK RAFT expedition documented further evidence of plastic pollution in the southern edge of the North Pacific Gyre. Without a motor, the raft relied on gyre currents to bring them south along the California Current to the Equatorial Current directly to Hawaii in 88 long days. Read the Sea Log and re-live the journey.